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In Memory of Edith Shiffert June 13, 2017: She was a “Poet Inspired by Nature and Her Life in Japan,” Times journalist Margalit Fox writes of American poet Edith Shiffert, who died on March 1 in Japan at the age of 101 after [...] by

In Memory of Kathryn Stripling Byer (1944–2017) June 9, 2017: We’re saddened to hear that poet Kathryn Stripling Byer has died at the age of 72 from lymphoma. Byer, who taught at UNC-Greensboro, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and Western Carolina University, [...] by

Helen Dunmore Dies at 64 June 7, 2017: The Guardian reports poet and novelist Helen Dunmore has died at the age of 64, after a battle with cancer. Dunmore authored 12 novels and 10 collections of poetry and was honored with a number of [...] by

In Memory of Larry Fagin (1937–2017) June 1, 2017: This weekend the poet Larry Fagin passed away at the age of 80. The author of numerous books, and former assistant director at the Poetry Project, he founded Adventures in Poetry as a journal in the [...] by

RIP Denis Johnson May 26, 2017: We were saddened to learn of the death of Denis Johnson this morning from the New York Times. He was 67. Known most widely for his collection of short stories chronicling the troubled lives of drug [...] by

In Memory: Chana Bloch (1940–2017) May 25, 2017: We’re saddened to learn that poet Chana Bloch has died after a long battle with cancer. Based in Berkeley, Bloch revered the writings of Shakespeare as much as her “Jewish cultural [...] by

Jack Mueller, Poet Among Poets, Dies at 74 May 2, 2017: The San Francisco Chronicle reports that poet Jack Mueller, “a fixture in San Francisco’s North Beach scene of the 1970s and ’80s,” passed away this week in his home in Colorado, [...] by

Rest in Peace, Vito Acconci (1940–2017) May 1, 2017: ARTnews brings the shocking news that Vito Acconci has died at the age of 77. “Though Acconci made his name with radical performances and later reinvented himself as an outré architect, he [...] by

RIP Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 1932-2017 April 3, 2017: Over the weekend, the Guardian reported on the death of Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. He was 84. Yevtushenko was widely popular in Russia, and as the Guardian reminds us: “At the height of [...] by

RIP Joanne Kyger (1934-2017) March 23, 2017: This morning we were deeply saddened by the news of the death of Joanne Kyger, a poet whose writing, teaching, and presence in the world helped give shape to the writing of generations of poets. SF [...] by